Our Crimson Knights
Head Coach: Evelyn Montanez
Evelyn Montañez-Ramirez is a native of New York. She pursued her studies in French-Spanish Literature with a concentration in Psychology at Skidmore College. While at Skidmore, Evelyn studied in Spain and France where she focused on theater, art and literature. Traveling to other European countries planted the seed for international traveling as part of her future profession. It was in Paris where she caught the teaching bug! There, she taught a conversational 英语 class to immigrant high school students. She continued her literature and cultural studies at Columbia University, where she studied Medieval through Contemporary Caribbean Literature with a focus on Feminist Theory. She graduated with a Master of 艺术 and a Master of 哲学. 从那时起, she has lived in several states and worked at a variety of independent schools along the way.
Beginning her 25th year in teaching, Evelyn’s passion for Spanish has extended outside the classroom. She has mastered and perfected international trips for middle and upper school students. This past decade, Evelyn has taken students to Central and Latin America. Her hope was for them to use the language in daily encounters and learn to hear the stories of other people, developing empathy and compassion. 对于伊芙琳, language is beyond the textbook material; language is connecting with people, 文化, 地理位置, and personal stories. She has explored Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Peru. Her favorite trips include the Amazon, 的的喀喀湖, and Arequipa where she saw the flight of the condors. One of her goals while at 索尔斯堡 is to take a group of students to a Spanish speaking country with the hopes of changing it every year so that many students can experience the rich 文化 of the Americas.